Olaniwun Ajayi LP Appoints Three New Partners


Olaniwun Ajayi LP, a leading law firm in Africa has announced the appointment of Chukwuemeka Osuji, Folake Alabi and Abisola Odeinde as Partners of the firm respectively.

The notice announcing the appointment, issued by the firm read; “we, at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, are thrilled to announce the admissions of Chukwuemeka Osuji, Folake Alabi and Abisola Odeinde, into the partnership of the Firm.

Dr.  Tominiyi  Owolabi, the firm’s Global Managing Partner described the new  partners as a perfect reflection of the firm’s ideals.

“.. these three are a perfect reflection of our ideals as a Firm. They have consistently proven themselves to be at the zenith of the Profession, and they exemplify the qualities that have come to define 0/aniwunAjayi LP in the past 6 decades – we are confident that they will bring their unique skills and perspective to the partnership, even as they continue to solve the most complex issues in the market

Short Profiles of the New Partners


Emeka is a consummate professional who has carved a niche for himself in the Nigerian oil and gas industry in the last 15 years, with significant experience in oil and gas financing, project development, regulatory compliance, corporate commercial advisory, and also, stands out for his in-depth understanding of the natural gas value chain. He has been internationally recognised as a Rising Star in Project (energy) Development in the 31st Edition of IFLR1000

Emeka is a member of various industry associations such as the Nigerian   Gas Association, International   Bar Association, and the National Association of Energy Economics.  He holds an LLB from the University of Ibadan, a B.L from the Nigerian Law School, and is currently undertaking an MBA in Oil and Gas Management from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

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Folake has been a true asset to the firm since she joined and her admission   to the partnership   is a testament to the value that she brings to the firm. Whilst she primarily works in the Finance and Capital Markets practice of the firm, she has broad experience in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital   markets, general corporate finance, and dispute resolution,   making  her a truly  seasoned and well-rounded   adviser. A true internationally acclaimed lawyer, Folake has been   ranked as a rising star by international legal directories (both the IFLR and Legal 500) under the  banking, finance and capital markets categories.

In addition,  Folake has  a stellar  record of academic achievement·  she graduated top of her law class from  the  Olabisi Onabanjo  University.  In   2016   she bagged the  Hauser  Global Scholar award to study for a Master of Laws  (LLM)   degree at the New York University School of  Law, where  she focused  on  Development    Finance,  Corporate and Securities   Law and earned the prestigious   International   Finance and Development   Fellowship  Award to undertake  a fellowship  at the International  Finance Corporation.


Prior to her elevation,  Abi was a Director in the  Firm’s  Power  & Infrastructure  practice. She brings to the table  more than  17 years of top-tier  experience,   in which  she has distinguished   herself  as a  market-leader  in corporate,   project,  and  structured   finance   as well  as mergers  and acquisitions

She graduated   from  the  University  of Wales, Cardiff (LLB) and University  College   London (LL.M) and is a member  of the  Nigeria  Bar Association


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